Contextual Effects on Consonant Voicing Profiles : a Cross-linguistic Study

  title={Contextual Effects on Consonant Voicing Profiles : a Cross-linguistic Study},
  author={Chilin Shih and Bernd M{\"o}bius and Bhuvana Narasimhan}
ABSTRACT In this paper we present selected results from a study of the voicing profiles of consonants in five languages, viz. Mandarin Chinese, German, Hindi, Mexican Spanish, and Italian. We will focus here on the voicing properties of stop closures in these languages. The voicing profile is defined as the frame-by-frame voicing status of a speech sound in continuous speech. We propose statistical models that predict the probability of voicing from phone identity, neighbouring phones, and… CONTINUE READING
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